Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Shetland Tea Shawl edging (yes, again)

I've been working more on the edging for my Shetland Tea Shawl, and between last night and today I swatched two more edgings. So far I'm not happy with either one.

Yes, I suspect I'll drag this out for at least another week or two.

To recap, here are my samples in order:

This is the wide point lace from Victorian Lace Today, and the ruler along the top is for scale (the edging is 8" from side to side at the top).

This is a chunk of an edging called Normandy Lace from http://www.knitting-and.com/ . I like this one, and the more I look at it the more I like it. I'm just worried that it's too open for an edging.

This is my attempt at combining the motif above as insertion, with a border from Victorian Lace Today. It's less than successful because I elongated the center motif and don't like it as much, plus I've got too many disparate elements going. It has some possibilities, but not as it is. It's sitting on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper, just to give you a feel for how big it is.

And here's today's attempt. This one is WAAAAY too lacy and open for an edging, although I do love it. It, too, is on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

I have a few more ideas, but I think I'm going to take a brief break from this project and let things percolate in my brain.


Thanks to everyone who commented on the new look for my blog!


Romi said...

I like the top one, myself. :)

Eva said...

I like the first one too, but I'm afraid that if it is that open it will catch on everything and anything and that as a consequence you will be afraid to use the shawl...
I would go with something more solid.... I kinda like a solid border framing a shawl :)
Cheers Eva

Kathy L. said...

Whatever you'll pick, I'm sure it will be as inspiring as the shawl! You've inspired me to get back to learning knitting and making a Shetland shawl with soft wool laceweight handspun from my Shetland sheep!

And keep in touch! :)

The "Other" Kat L. in Flagstaff...

(Does your hubby have relation in Prescott/Prescott Valley? If so, we may, indeed, be related!)